Democratoz, hard grooving reggae, rai & rock from cosmopolitan Oran. | Photo courtesy of Democratoz.

Ifrikya Spirit - tranced out diwan sounds from Algiers | Photo: Chenz Banalioued

Msafiri Zawose - Gogo powered by Tanzania's charismatic musical scion | Photo Courtesy of Msafiri Zawose

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara - a renewed taraab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound | Photo: Werner Graebner

Istijmam - Gritty, intimate theater confronts the destiny of today's Algeria | Photo: Chris Van Goethem

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Each work focused on a personal theme and reflected its country's roots, incorporating moments of raw, rugged beauty and times of silent, refined artistry. For those in attendance, it was a one-of-a-kind experience.

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August 12, 2015
From cross-cultural enclaves south of the world’s largest desert to rapidly changing cities at the edge of Europe, Africa’s performing artists are communicating about issues, challenges and opportunities familiar to all global citizens, using images, sounds, and words of originality and cultural fluency.

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